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CIPD report shows flexible working uptake has stalled for nearly a decade

Makbool Javaid

A new CIPD report shows that the number of employees using formal flexible working arrangements has flat-lined since 2010, despite the right to request flexible working being extended to all employees in 2014. The report considers the take up of various types of flexible working, e.g. part-time work, job-sharing, working from home, etc., and shows there has been little change in availability or take-up during the last decade. It highlights that most employers still think there are barriers to flexible working, even if there are benefits, and culture and resistance from management are obstacles. The implications of low take up are identified, together with potential solutions.

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